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Anandamide an endogenous cannabinoid

Author: Gerald Litwack
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009.
Series: Vitamins and hormones, v. 81.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to  Read more...
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Anandamide an endogenous cannabinoid.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009
(OCoLC)352568001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Litwack
ISBN: 9780080887890 0080887899 9780123747822 0123747821
OCLC Number: 519609615
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 513 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover ; Vitamins and Hormones ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; Contributors ; Preface ; Chapter 1: Enzymatic Formation of Anandamide ; I. The Transacylation-Phosphodiesterase Pathway for Anandamide Formation ; II. NAT ; A. Ca-NAT ; B. iNAT ; III. NAPE-PLD; A. Structure; B. Function; C. Tissue distribution ; IV. Alternative Pathways Forming NAEs from NAPEs ; V. Conclusions; References ; Chapter 2: Organized Trafficking of Anandamide and Related Lipids; I. AEA and the Endocannabinoid System ; A. Discovery of endocannabinoids; B. AEA synthesis ; C. AEA signaling ; D. AEA degradation. E. Lipid rafts and the fate of AEA metabolites II. AEA Transport ; A. Fatty acid transporters ; B. Lipid transfer proteins ; C. Characteristics of AEA transport ; D. Proposed models for cellular AEA accumulation ; E. Implications of pharmacologically altered AEA signaling ; Acknowledgment ; References; Chapter 3: Biosynthesis of Oleamide ; I. Introduction ; II. Fatty Acid Amide Messengers: Structural Considerations ; III. Natural Occurrence of Oleamide ; IV. Biologic Actions of Oleamide ; V. Proposed Mechanisms for the Biosynthesis of Oleamide. VI. Oleamide Biosynthesis by Peptidylglycine Alpha-amidating Monooxygenase VII. Discovery of Cytochrome c as an Oleamide Synthase ; VIII. Cytochrome c also Catalyzes the Formation of Oleoylglycine and Other Long-Chain Fatty Acylamino Acids ; IX. Proposal for an Oleamide Synthesome ; X. Apoptosis: A Model for the Mechanism and Regulation of Oleamide Biosynthesis ; XI. Considerations for the Investigation of Oleamide Biosynthesis ; XII. Future Directions and Concluding Remarks ; References; Chapter 4: Anandamide Receptor Signal Transduction ; I. Introduction ; II. Cannabinoid Receptor 1. A. Regulation of cyclic AMP B. Nuclear signaling pathways ; C. CB1 Receptor-mediated regulation of ion channels ; 1. Calcium channels ; 2. Potassium channels ; 3. Neuronal plasticity ; III. Cannabinoid Receptor 2 ; A. Signaling pathways ; IV. Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 ; A. In the nervous system ; B. In vasodilation and bronchoconstriction ; V. Evidence for Additional Receptors ; A. Direct activation of ion channels ; 1. Voltage-gated Ca2+ channels ; 2. Voltage-gated sodium channels ; 3. Voltage-gated potassium channels ; 4. Task-1 ; B. 5-HT3A receptors. C. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors D. Glycine receptors ; E. NMDA receptors ; F. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors ; G. Other GPCRs ; VI. Concluding Remarks ; References; Chapter 5: Is GPR55 an Anandamide Receptor? ; I. Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, CB1, and CB2 Receptors ; II. Functional Evidence for Novel Cannabinoid Receptors ; III. Genomics of G Protein-Coupled Cannabinoid Receptors ; IV. The Orphan Receptor GPR55 ; A. Patent reports ; B. Pharmacology of GPR55 ; V. Endogenous Ligands for GPR55 ; A. Lysophosphatidylinositol ; B. LPI as a signaling molecule.
Series Title: Vitamins and hormones, v. 81.
Responsibility: Gerald Litwack.

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Reviews various developments in the formation of endogenous cannabinoids, their receptors, metabolism and relation to disease processes.  Read more...

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